Carotid intima-media thickness in patients with isolated coronary artery ectasia

CELIK S., Erdogan T. , KASAP H., KAPLAN S., DURMUS I., GEDIK O., ...More

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.190, no.2, pp.385-387, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2006.02.015
  • Title of Journal : ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-387


Objective: Carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) is now widely used as a surrogate marker for atherosclerotic disease. Carotid IMT measured by ultrasound has been shown to be correlated with coronary artery disease as defined by angiography. However. the relation between carotid IMT and isolated coronary artery ectasia (CAE) has not been investigated. The aim of our study was to assess this relation.